View Poll Results: How long do you sport the same device (BB ONLY !)
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I change my device twice a year (6 months)
I change my device once a year
I change my device after 2 years
I bought it so long ago, I can't remember (more than 2 yrs)
How long do you keep your BB device ?
Please note: BlackBerry ONLY !
I'm curious. How long do you sport the SAME BB ?
I believe it's interesting to have a sneak view of average loyal users.
I mean, what could be pointed out as an advantage (my device is solid and works great for years, it saves my money) can be turned into bad figures/statistics (no renew / less products sold).
So let's have a more precise idea.
Choose the nearest value; as it may depend on devices releases cycles, I've made huge time frames.
Last edited by Superfly_FR; 09-13-12 at 02:51 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-13-12, 03:25 AM #2
- 144 Posts
Well, my Bold 9000 died bout 2 years go. I was still under contract, so the replacement, a 9800 Torch, was bought out right in October of 2010.
My wife was using an older Curve (Still had the track ball) It was old and not functioning properly anymore. We had returned from a vacation. While I was gone to get the car, I was trying to BBM her. My messages were not going through. She told me later that she had to do 2 battery pulls to fix whatever the issue was. For my own sanity, I bought her a White 9900. I had intended on holding onto my Torch until BB10 arrived.
My 1st mistake was getting her the new Bold. My 2nd mistake was "just trying it out to see what it was like." It blew my Torch out of the water. So, in February I... well, look at my signature.
When BB10 arrives early 2013, I'll have my 4th new BB in about 3 years. I'm averaging a new phone each year. Its not that the phones were bad, I just have to have the newest, fastest, device.
I'm lucky to have a job that pays me well enough, to keep playing this game.
Sent from my Magical BlackBerry Bold 9900
- 09-13-12, 06:22 AM #3
Averaging about one year per device these days. Just changed over to the 9900 from the 9810 after playing with my wife's 9900 for a few months. Bought a used device for a very good price here at CB. Happy as a clam to have this phone. I am well set until BB10 is available with another candy bar device.
- 09-13-12, 07:59 AM #4
I usually keep my devices for a couple years. I only had my Tour for 3-4 months before I got my 9650, and my wife is eligible now for an upgrade that she's not going to use. I might use that to get a BB10 device early.
- 09-13-12, 09:21 AM #5
Depends, but it has usually adhered to the AT&T upgrade cycle, which has been 18-19 months (an in-between option not present here, so no vote from me). That cycle was shortened once to a year, which allowed me to upgrade from a 9800 to my current 9810 after only a year.
BB 950, BB 6280, BB 7290, BB 8800, BB 9000, BB 9800, BB 9810, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 4
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BlackBerry user since 2001 . . . until 2013
- CrackBerry Addict
09-13-12, 10:24 AM #6
- 996 Posts
My first BB, Bold 9000 I had it for 2 years, Bold 9700 one year, Torch 9800 one year (my wife has it now), and my present Bold 9900 I've had it for just over 6 months.
I would say I try to renew my BB once a year.
None of my devices were under contract.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-13-12, 11:26 AM #8
- 113 Posts
I hold on to mine until they start to lag or I see a new BB that I really can't live without. So far my 9800 Torch is fine. I got my mom the 9810, she's 72, people claim they're not user friendly but she's fine with it after a 10 minute lesson.
I wanted to upgrade to the 9810 after using hers but my carrier doesn't have any. Would have been an unneccessary impulse buy anyway. The one I have works just fine for my needs.
So my upgrades are about every 2 to 2.5 years. The first BB10 should fall nicely into that time frame. The new one will be the first one I will buy out-right without a contract. I'm very excited. I seem to buy a computer once a year just to have a new toy, I have way too many computers. Time to start phone hoarding, they take up less room.
- 09-13-12, 01:24 PM #11
I said once a year,
BUT I have 2 phones so in reality I'm getting a new device 3 times every 2 years
with a few spinkled in play devices that don't make the daily rotationoops...
Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. \
- 09-13-12, 01:43 PM #13
I'm a firm believer of "if it's not broken, don't fix it." So all my BBs have been long lasting and I always try to pull as much use from my devices. But when BB10 I will definitely be jumping over, cause that's where RIM is betting their future, so there's no point holding onto my OS7 devices then, me think.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9790 using Tapatalk
Thanks to all for votes & comments (yes, this is also a bump but 23 votes is poor, c'mon; 2 clicks !)
- 09-14-12, 09:30 AM #16
Well my first two BlackBerry's I got rid of after three months each but both were bought used for less than 100$. My third one however I kept for 18 months before I got bored and upgraded to my 9860. Have had my 9860 now for eight months and while it's not perfect I am content with it. Though I am starting to get that itch again for a new gadget, and I want a physical keyboard again. Come on BB10!
Hopefully my two day old Playbook will keep me happy for a few more months.8700, Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Torch 9860, Z10! Spider-Man case FTW!!!
- 09-14-12, 11:14 PM #19
every year or two depending when my contracts up or i get a nice shiny new one for christmas as normally theyre indestructable and dont need replacing, only had my 9360 5 months though and ive already broken the lock button (my fault for changing the housing too much) id have kept it for another year anyway as its still just fine and my favourite os but ive been itching for the 9900s physical design since it came out and im getting it tomorrow
ok, last bump, thx again to voters and contributors.
- 09-17-12, 03:10 AM #21
usually I change devices every year, but since I got my 9900, I've decided to not change again until around 5 years, or until my 9900 breaks.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk9000 -> 9700 -> 9800 -> 9900
- CrackBerry User
09-17-12, 03:36 AM #22
- 88 Posts
I also adhere to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought. Got the Storm (1) when it came out and it lasted me nearly 2yrs. Then I went Tour until the trackball got super-stupid on me (couldn't scroll right). Less than a year. Upgraded to the "Bold" (Tour II, imho, 9650) during that window where VZW was out of Tour replacements!
Went to the 9930 within a week of release and happy as a lamb until the kb started getting flaky on me. Specifically, the SPACEBAR, which is REALLY annoying. Debating whether to get a new kb or try and hold out for the BB10. Not a fan of touchscreen kbs in general... (If it craps out before then, I may try Win8, but I'd rather not... Still far from sold on it.)
Ideally, BB10 w/kb, but I'm not hopeful w/the current rate of "decay." And damn, do I love this 9930 kb...